2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

Profiling a Troll: Who They Are and Why They Do It

Saturday, March 12
3:30PM - 4:30PM

Hyatt Regency Austin
Zilker Ballroom 1
208 Barton Springs Rd

What kind of people perpetrate online harassment and indoctrination? And who responds to extremist recruitment efforts? The answers might surprise you. Hear from experienced professionals about the profiles of people who spread hate, respond to it, and recommendations for mitigating the harms they cause.

Hashtags: #sxsw #OnlineHarassment


Joseph Reagle at SXSW

Joseph Reagle

Asst Professor

Northeastern University

Joseph Reagle is an Assistant Professor of Communication Studies at Northeastern. He’s been a resident fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard (in 1998 and 2010), and he ta...

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Oren Segal at SXSW

Oren Segal


Anti-Defamation League

Oren Segal is Director of the Anti-Defamation League’s Center on Extremism and the Director of ADL’s Research Center. Much of Mr. Segal's time with ADL has been devoted to evaluating the activity a...

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